>Yet Another Conservative Hollywood Fail

>There’s a lot to poke fun at regarding the new “Atlas Shrugged” movie: the trailer is mind-numbingly dull; the cast lacks any big names (sorry fanboys, Angelina Jolie is not in the picture); it’s in three parts, when clearly one would more than suffice; it maintains the book’s steel-mills-and-railroads setting, two industries basically obliterated from the American manufacturing landscape (indeed, railroads are paragons of socialism these days); or the fact that the movie lacks a distributor and will most likely end up in permanent limbo like the remake of “Red Dawn.”

But to me the best part about “Atlas Shrugged” is that in an act of marketing genius {/sarcasm} the producers slated the film for release on April 15 — tax day. Perfect except for one thing: tax day is April 18 this year.

They couldn’t even get that right.

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2 responses to “>Yet Another Conservative Hollywood Fail

  1. >For the sake of those who note that April 15, 2011 is a Friday … Tax Day is still April 18, as stated above, because Washington DC celebrates Emancipation Day on April 16 … but since it's a Saturday in 2011, it's celebrated on Friday April 15, prompting the IRS to extend Tax Day to April 18, 2011:http://money.cnn.com/2011/01/04/pf/taxes/tax_deadline_extended/index.htm

  2. >I wondered why that was ….